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SpectraWatt, the solar-cell manufacturer that began operating here in early 2010 to great acclaim, only to close a year later, has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy code.
The company is seeking court permission to auction off tens of millions of dollars worth of assets. SpectraWatt blames its failure on a combination of vendor disputes and competitive pressure from countries with higher subsidies and lower costs of production.
The petition filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie lists about $34 million in assets and more than $38 million in liabilities.
The assets include more than $6 million in state economic inducements, although it wasn’t clear from the filing how much of the money had already been paid, how much was anticipated to be paid, and how much the state might seek to recover.
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